Well, I wrote about five pages last night in chapter 5, and so I’m slogging through it. From fertilizer, good things grow. Plotting difficulties on the horizon!
I gotta tell you, I know the story is Stephanus, and I know the book has to be self-contained. About the right number of pages would be Esme’s trial, or maybe even Errol’s trial, but Stephanus’ major changes don’t occur unti Eurydice’s trial. So, I’m going to have to see a way in which he can change by Errol’s trial. Time to do some serious character work there. It’s the backbone of the whole story, this, so it’s important.
The writing workshop is about to get a little more structured. I think this is a good thing.